Old Mikamba Had a Farm

African variation of the song “Old MacDonald” – Ages 3-6



A variation on the song “Old MacDonald” the inhabitants of Old Makimba’s farm in Africa including a baboon an elephant and a lion are described verse by verse. Includes facts about African animals.” – publisher

“While the animal sounds are fun and lend themselves perfectly to a storytime rendition the artwork is a particular treat. Collages that give a distinct sense of place set against plentiful white space that allows the animals to pop. . . . An extensive concluding note provides interesting facts about all of the animals included as well as a mention of the role game farms and parks play in protecting Africa’s endangered species.”–Booklist

Review Quotes:
“Old Mikamba may have a farm but it’s a game farm on the African plains and the animals on his farm are a far cry from the typical cow/pig/chicken that hang out with Old MacDonald. Here baboons zebras and elephants share space with rhinos giraffes and cheetahs. . . . A whole new lot of animal sounds. . . . Intriguingly composed figures.”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
32 pages
Ages 3-6


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